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Installing windows 10 after CPU/Motherboard upgrade

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1 minute ago, PandooZa said:

So what I can do, please correct me if i'm wrong:

1. Make a USB boot drive. 

2. Swap the CPU/Motherboard.

3. Boot the PC on the USB boot drive.

4. Hit clean install on C drive (Boot SSD).

5. And log in with my Microsoft account so my Windows 10 will be activated

 

Is that about it? 

Pretty much! You'll need to run a format on the boot SSD, but that's achievable through the install GUI.

Windows won't touch your other drives on installation.

I want to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard. At this moment I got w10 installed (with my personal account).

I want to do a clean install on my boot drive, but don't want to erase my all of my disks (I got one for my games, and one for my programs). Is there a way to manage this?

 

I think what might work: disconnect all drives except boot drive, and then clean install windows 10 via a USB?

Then make sure everything works fine, and plug in the other drives one by one?

 

If there is a different/other way, fill me in! I don't want to lose everything that is on the other drives

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26 minutes ago, PandooZa said:

I want to upgrade my CPU and Motherboard. At this moment I got w10 installed (with my personal account).

I want to do a clean install on my boot drive, but don't want to erase my all of my disks (I got one for my games, and one for my programs). Is there a way to manage this?

 

I think what might work: disconnect all drives except boot drive, and then clean install windows 10 via a USB?

Then make sure everything works fine, and plug in the other drives one by one?

 

If there is a different/other way, fill me in! I don't want to lose everything that is on the other drives

No uncle billys Winblows is not that bad to erase stuff from other drives.  I wouldn't even be scared so to disconnect the other drives and just use primary.  Windows is concerned with your C driver,, also name of the disk... Its dealings is with one drive, your boot drive.  

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If you have questions putting it in a USB stick and installing it let us know.

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2 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

No uncle billys Winblows is not that bad to erase stuff from other drives.  I wouldn't even be scared so to disconnect the other drives and just use primary.  Windows is concerned with your C driver,, also name of the disk... Its dealings is with one drive, your boot drive.  

So what I can do, please correct me if i'm wrong:

1. Make a USB boot drive. 

2. Swap the CPU/Motherboard.

3. Boot the PC on the USB boot drive.

4. Hit clean install on C drive (Boot SSD).

5. And log in with my Microsoft account so my Windows 10 will be activated

 

Is that about it? 

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1 minute ago, PandooZa said:

So what I can do, please correct me if i'm wrong:

1. Make a USB boot drive. 

2. Swap the CPU/Motherboard.

3. Boot the PC on the USB boot drive.

4. Hit clean install on C drive (Boot SSD).

5. And log in with my Microsoft account so my Windows 10 will be activated

 

Is that about it? 

Pretty much! You'll need to run a format on the boot SSD, but that's achievable through the install GUI.

Windows won't touch your other drives on installation.

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Just now, Dave Macaulay said:

Pretty much! You'll need to run a format on the boot SSD, but that's achievable through the install GUI.

Windows won't touch your other drives on installation.

Sweet! Cheers man! Seems easier then I tought it would be haha 

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